Friday 24 November 2017

CorkHi| Lo

Cork Independent

News

CF sufferer Arron O'Leary dies

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 10:42am

A well-known young Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferer from Cork has died.

Arron O’Leary, 13, from Upper Adamstown in Ballinhassig, passed away peacefully at home yesterday.

His story came to national prominence in 2015 when he travelled to Newcastle to undergo a long-awaited double lung transplant in December of that year.

He was reported to have recovered well from this procedure.

He and his brother Cian, who also suffers with CF, were honoured with a Special Achievement Award at the Garda Youth Awards last December.

Arron and his family were also heavily involved in the Build4Life charity, which raises funds for CF care at the CUH.

His family and friends have helped to raise over €150,000 for Build4Life since the charity was set up in 2007, according to reports.

A statement on the charity’s website and social media this morning read: “RIP Arron, we will all miss you so very much, our hearts are truly broken.”

"All I can do is offer my condolences to is family," said Joe Browne, chairperson of Build4Life.

"They are huge supporters of ours, they have been since our inception. It's just so sad."

Arron will be laid to rest after a funeral mass at the Church of Mary, Mother of God in Ballygarvan tomorrow morning.

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Contributors

Title: Deputy Editor

@louisecashell

Title: Journalist/News Editor

Title: Style Columnist

Title: GAA Columnist

Title: Beauty columnist

Title: Columnist, Our City Our Town

Title: Columnist, Food

Title: Motoring correspondent

@neilmbriscoe

Title: Intern Journalist

Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message